Twenty Hikers Robbed in Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of about twenty tourists were assaulted while hiking along a trail in the forest of Tijuca National Park yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 8th). According to the PM (Polícia Militar or Military Police), they were approached by three armed men, who collected objects from the victims and managed to escape.

One of the victims was wounded with a knife, according to police, but is not in serious condition. After the case was reported by the victims, military police of the 6th Battalion (Tijuca) and the Environmental Police Command (CPAm . . .

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